This course is an examination of the complex political, legal, administrative, financial and procedural issues associated with global telecommunications regulation. The local, national, and international legal aspects that regulate telecommunications with special emphasis on Arab Region and the role of the international organizations involved in this process. The workshop also gives an overview of basic telecom economics, licensing, resource allocation and control.
This course is intended for all professional staff working for regulatory bodies and authorities. It is also intended for all decision makers in the field of policy and regulation of telecommunication.
- To understand the ICT industry frameworks, covering topics such as the structure of the industry, global trends, the evolution of the telecommunications, the convergence of the sector, technology policy and international strategies and financial aspects,
- To understand the legal and regulatory frameworks that have been established on the local, state, national and international levels, to facilitate worldwide communications,
- To understand the regulatory functions of regulators,
- To understand the roles of International organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) and Egypt’s National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) on the impact of communications on development in Africa,
- To understand the roles of international organizations and regulatory fora provided by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and to understand the policy impact of multilateral trade pacts such as the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).
- To understand the economics of telecommunications regulation,
- To understand telecommunications Licensing, resource allocation and control
- To understand the challenges to existing international relationships introduced by new technologies and competition.
The course will be coordinated by Mrs. Nefertiti Ali, CoE Coordinator (
The course would follow the following methodology:
- Each module will be studied and discussed over a time period of one week,
- Course material and reference documents will be made available on a weekly basis,
- A discussion forum will be organized based on the subject discussed each week where students are highly encouraged to participate and interact with instructors and other students,
- Chat sessions will be conducted weekly for consultations. Tests and/or assignment will be assigned weekly while a final assignment will be given after the last week of the course.
- By the end of each module, an open forum will be held in order to have some sort of knowledge and/or skill transfer between the course members.
Besides the final assignment score, participants will be evaluated according to their substantive posts on the discussion forum, active participation in sessions and other course activities, reflecting both the quantity and quality of time spent on the course.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
We request that your organization takes the firm commitment to provide the nominated participant(s) with the necessary time (approximately 10 hours per week) and resources (access to the Internet and related facilities), so that the participants can follow the course appropriately from the beginning to the end. During the course, participants are required to be active on the forum.